TAGUIG, Philippines – The Pokémon Company, creators of one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world, Niantic, Inc., innovative developer and publisher of ‘real world games’, and Globe Telecom, the Philippines leading mobile brand, today have officially announced a new partnership. The three companies will work together to bring Filipinos a richer and more enjoyable mobile entertainment experience centered around Pokémon GO, including activating Globe retail locations and charging stations as PokéStops and Gyms within the game, and allowing Filipinos to catch, battle and train at any of Globe’s many outlets throughout the country. Globe will kick off the Pokémon GO partnership during the first Philippine Pokémon Fest, being held on October 28 and 29.
“Pokémon GO is a huge hit with Trainers here in Philippines and we’re excited to give them greater access to PokéStops and Gyms through our work with Globe.” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic. “Combining our resources with Globe will be a huge win for all Pokémon fans.”
“We are excited to work with one of the most innovative companies in the Philippines. We hope this partnership will bring joy and more opportunities for kids to be in touch with Pokémon more often” says Susumu Fukunaga, Corporate Officer of The Pokémon Company.
“These are exciting times for all Pokémon fans in the country. This partnership with The Pokémon Company and Niantic, opens up a lot of new opportunities at Globe to provide our customers with new ways to enjoy content on their mobile devices. Not only will we be able to provide access to the app, but everyone can look forward to more surprises in the coming months,” says Globe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Dan Horan.
Just in time for Halloween, the event will bring Pokémon to life through appearances, screenings and many other activities. A free event open to Pokémon fans and game enthusiasts alike, the Philippine Pokémon Fest will feature walks and tours, costume contests and Pokémon GO battles throughout the weekend.